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Dec 18, 2006 11:43 PM

any good vegetarian lunch places near el camino college in torrance?

i already know about house of vege.
is there anything else?

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  1. Is Green Temple (in Redondo) or The Spot (in Hermosa) close enough? I usually stick to those places and House of Vege when I'm in that area.

    They are both kinda boring 70s style veg food, but I really like the
    "Dear Bubba" at The Spot (it's brown rice, delicious greens, pinto beans, and cornbread w/ their tofu sauce and some salsa on top) - sounds boring, but it's really good. Green Temple has a very similar dish called "Bowl of Greens". also mentions some other places in the sobay area....

    * Casa de Tree Organic Bakery and Vegan Deli - (wow -I'm going to have to try this one out


    * All Indian Sweets and Snacks (Vegetarian and Vegan)

    They also mention Happy Veggie (another veggie Chinese place) in Redondo.

    btw, I love House of Vege, though it doesn't seem quite as good as it used to be... maybe I'm just pickier.

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    1. re: will47

      i agree about house of vege.
      it seems a lot less flavorful than it used to be.
      also, now that i've had many of the same dishes at happy family, house of vege suffers by comparison.

      1. re: westsidegal

        yes, as a vegan, i would not recommend house of vege. not impressive. i don't think green temple is "70s." though not super inventive, it's solid. i was wondering about happy veggie. i'll have to give that a go.

      2. re: will47

        Just a heads up - I checked out Casa de Tree (in the same shopping center as Whole Foods in Torrance). Definitely recommend checking it out if you're still looking for stuff to try.

      3. There is a lovely small Indian Sweets place (sounds like the one mentioned above as being on Hawthorne but I do not recall one there...) on Sepulveda Blvd. about 2 blocks west of Hawthorne on the south side of the street. They have a few tables to eat inside and it is very tasty and fresh. The house made chutney (tamarind & cilantro) served w/ meals I like alot.

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        1. re: torty

          will definitely go there. i hope it's as good as the one on venice blvd near bagley.
          thank you.